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Andrews County News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Andrews, Texas Drifting Sands by Janu s Robert Andrews county Newrn huh a a of nature s own Nobleman Friendly and Frank is a Man with his heart in his hand. Martin Tuppie Fortieth year number 78 to pages Andrews Texas is cents sunday june 16, 1974 for As Long As we can remember we have admired the Man who works with his hands. And whether that work involves the tilling of the soil the coaxing of a cantankerous pumping unit the delicate adjusting of a welders Torch or a firm hand at the controls of an Earth moving machine we respect those hands that keep the wheels of Commerce going. The touch of the cowboys hand on the reins the firm grasp on the bricklayers trowel the deadly swiftness of the carpenters Hammer the softness of the gardeners clippers All provide poetry in movement As a craftsman works his Trade. We suppose our inherent feelings for a craftsman and his work is the reason Why we were pleased this week at the selection of John Hays As the news father to Honor on fathers Day. John is a craftsman of the old school. And his hands and fingers have earned him a livelihood for he and his family for almost a half Century. But to us his hands and fingers flying Over the Black Blue and White 90 keys on the keyboard of a Linotype machine had a special significance. Those fingers often seemed to be totally and distinctly apart from the body. They operated on their own because John has been deaf since the age of nine. And whether it is realized or not found plays a distinct Par in a craftsman a work to fac Riig ii the Ham Rief Onuf the Dai the striking of the keys by the typist the hum of the engine the crispness of the soil the rasp of the file the Rustle of the leaves the tone of the voice provide guidelines to the work at hand. John s fingers have provided him with his Only hearing for 59 years. By placing those fingers on various parts of the complicated Linotype machine with its 1600 moving parts he could through vibrations pinpoint the friction area needing Oil or the place that was binding. And with those same fingers he can express happiness laughter Stern parental authority vexation affection care understanding anger frustration and sadness. Perhaps its because of those understanding sensitive fingers that we have noticed Over the years that kids and dogs love John. Both seem to naturally gravitate to where the seated hatted figure plies his Trade. And that hand that reaches out to touch the child or the dog seems to automatically carry warmth love and understanding. See Sands. Pace to housing Survey opens John Hays Linotype operator. News father of the year. Deaf Linotype operator selected As 74 Quot father Quot by Grant Mabry iv1 ii the t list momen4 of Pride for ? new father is to hear the sounds of his child in the Nursery. For most fathers the Pride a creases As they hear the child goo and Gaa for the first time and learn to talk. But tile Andrews county news father of the year was deprived of these moments of Pride by the loss of his hearing As a result of a childhood disease which killed the Rains break Long dry spell Here some Relief was realized by local residents As a Little Over one Inch of rain was recorded at the official county weather station located at the county Airport during a three Day period. Temperatures which rested in the High 90�?Ts and climbed into the 100-plus readings during the past month had taken heavy tolls on Andrews lawns and gardens. At the same time county Farmers welcomed the moisture As their last Hope in making crops this year. The burning temperature and Lack of moisture has prevented Many Farmers from planting in the county and has damaged other crops that have been planted. Since a major portion of the county farming is dryland the dry planting season has cast a dark Cloud Over Hopes of having another bumper crop year. Tuesday night Rains swept the entire county ranging from traces to two inches. The official Reading was .22 inches of moisture. Wednesday evening Andrews county inherited a Cloud which did extensive damage to Fedor and Winkler counties. The wednesday night storm showered most of the county with Small Hail and then broke into a heavy ram which yielded an official .77 inches of rain. Thursday another Shower blew in during the late hours of the night along with heavy winds. Only .07 inches of rain fell at the weather station. The total rain for the month amounts to 1.06 inches. The hottest Day of the year was May 29th when the official Reading was recorded to be 102 degrees. Nerves in his ears. For Many deafness is a Handicap for him it has Only been the Start to a life Long journey of silence which has filled his children and friends with the Joy he sprays through his hand gestures and notes. His ears have taken form As sensitive fingers and an appreciation for All that he can see and read. Sometimes he scribbles a note asking a i wonder Why god allowed me to be see father Page to through acc office in the face of a sudden housing shortage Community leaders through a chamber of Commerce Texas electric sponsored meeting with a fort Worth building firm have opened a housing Survey to determine the needs in Andrews for various types of housing. Through the working of a thursday afternoon meeting local planners were introduced to various types of housing projects and types of financing. The Survey being conducted As a service through the chamber office is an Effort to determine the various needs and to find out what can be done to solve these needs. The builders explained that persons interested in building a Home have various avenues of financing which Range from conventional Loans to adjusted Farmers Home administration Loans which set payments at 20 percent of the family adjusted Gross income. Persons interested in either building a Home or in rental property Are urged to Contact the chamber of Commerce at 523-2695. The Survey will be conducted for two weeks and requires Only a phone Call from interested persons. Those interested in rental property will be asked information to be taken to the Cha persons wanting a House need Only give their name address phone number and Brief description of the Type House they want. The Survey does not impose any obligations on those who respond but is see Survey Page to at local Hospital. Foreign nurses ease shortage by Berthold Balkum three London trained nurses begin work monday at permian general Hospital in a recruitment program to ease the nursing shortage Felt in Andrews and area. Elizabeth and Brendon Roche married three months on june 17, and is Judy Davis Are eager to get their nursing training to work. American style. They were All three trained in the London area Elizabeth in Lewisham general Hospital. Brendon in Sussex and Judy at Royal free Hospital group. At county Hospital. Room rates hiked of America daily room rates at the county Hospital were raised during a meeting of the permian general Hospital trustees tuesday night. The new room rates which saw increase averaging around $5 per Day went into effect wednesday with new admissions to the Hospital. Administrator e Verett Solomon explained that the increases Are the result of higher operating costs which the Hospital has incurred during the past year. One of the major factors in the Cost increase has been the new minimum wage increase which saw minimum wages raised from $1.60 per hour to $1.90 per hour Solomon explained that along with the minimum wage increases salaries and other hourly wages were adjusted accordingly Solomon also stated that another room rate increase can be expected As a result of the added to cent per hour minimum wage hike which w ill take effect Jan. 1st, 1975. Semi private room rates were raised from $21 to $27 per Day. Private room rates were raised from $24 to $30 per Day with suite rates going up from $30 to $40 per Day. The Hospital directors also approved payment of Bills in the amount of $37,754.66. Collapsed a As a result of winds and a heavy wednesday night rain the building which houses gymnastics of America located at 403 be ave. A collapsed no one was Hurt and most of the equipment was salvaged. The front portion of the building was All that remained standing thursday evening when a wrecking Crew finally levelled that portion for safety reasons. Judy became a nurse after teaching school for to years in Trinidad West indies one year each As a Secretary and As Public relations manager with federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry inc. She went to London for three years work to qualify for state registered nurse known As in in the states. After Brendon was a qualified porn psychiatric registered nurse he worked two years a fall Over Australia a returned to London married and he and his Bride lived in Ireland three months before coming to the United states. The Only problems they anticipate and these bring no worries Are getting used to eating meat a fall Cut up and mixed with other things because at Home we serve it Only in sliced form a transportation a Brendon is the Only one to Ever have driven a car with the steering wheel on the left Side and that was while visiting three months in of course the other problem concerns their listeners who will have to get accustomed to the English Brogue and to Andrew sans communicating with the three with West Texas drawls and Slang. Council hears senior citizens four senior citizens representing the Harmony club handed the Light Agenda heard by the City Council thursday night mrs Elwynn Hotchkin addressed the Council As the first speaker from the Harmony club seeking City support in the possible establishment of a per Selling Andrews chamber project a Selling Andrews to the travelling Public will be the topic of meeting set up by the Andrews county chamber of Commerce tourism committee on june 18th. Ira Lee Brannan chairman of the committee pointed out that the meetings would concentrate around the opportunities which exist for the persons directly involved with tourists to sell Andrews. Joel Combes a lecturer dealing with Public relations has been contracted to conduct the meetings which will be offered to businessmen and their employees free of charge. Hie lectures Are being paid for by the chamber of Commerce and Andrews Industrial foundation. A we have the Opportunity of utilizing the skills of Joel Combes by Means of lectures that will help us and our employees become better qualified to Greet people in a Way that will project our message More efficiently a Brannan said two meetings have been set for june 18 the first session will be held from to a m. To 11 30 a another session will be held from 2 . Through 3 30 . Both of the sessions will be on exactly the same subjects so it will not be necessary for any person to attend both sessions. The schedule was set up in Hopes that it would not conflict with working schedules of local businessmen and their employees. These meetings will be held in the Texas electric Reddy room. For further information persons May Contact the chamber of Commerce manent meeting place which could be used every Day. Mrs. Hotchkin stated that the Harmony club currently consists of 50 regular members and that the interest is growing. She added that one of the major problems facing the group is tilt fact that they can Only meet one time a week and their activities Are very limited because of the building they use. The Harmony club has been in existence for four years and is the Only source of organized recreation for retired people in Andrews. Mrs. Oliver worthy spoke after mrs. Hotchkin and told the Council of several ideas that the group had for the Center. She said that they hoped for a Center where they could meet and carry on activities such As in door shuffle Board hobbies guest speaker Days Bridge Bingo 42, Book see Council Page to family swimming hours changed hours for thursday night family swimming at the High school Pool have been changed. The new hours Are now set from 8-10 . The Pool w ill be open to families. Children must be accompanied by a Parent. Nursing English style has come to permian general Hospital with the arrival of the three state registered nurses seated above. Frances French r n. Discusses the Hospital layout and program to left to right. Judy Davis originally from Trinidad West indies Brendon Roche and Elizabeth Roche the husband and wife of the threesome from London they Are part of the foreign nurse recruitment program in nurse shortage areas and have a one year visa for work Here

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